The Poetry Lovers Garden. Designed by: Fiona Cadwallader at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017

Finding literary inspiration in the garden

How writers and gardeners are influenced by one another’s art

Why rare books are thriving in the digital age

One of London’s oldest antiquarian booksellers says young collectors have given business a boost

Gallery: RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017

Show gardens and beautiful blooms from the Royal Hospital Chelsea

How to make perfect mayonnaise

Because sometimes it’s worth the effort

The Diary: your essential what’s on guide

Your indispensable guide to the best theatre, film, sport and more coming up in the next seven days

British comedian John Oliver performing in New York

The five best comedy clubs in New York

The stand-up clubs to check out when you’re after a laugh in the Big Apple

The saucy side of food

The amorous have put their faith in aphrodisiacs since Roman times

The best food festivals in 2017

The finest festivals to eat, drink and get merry at this year

A worker at the Kavalan distillery in Taiwan charring a wooden whisky barrel

There’s a world of whisky beyond Scotch, Irish and bourbon

The best whiskies to try from England, India, Taiwan and beyond

Bafta TV Awards 2017: full list of winners

Happy Valley and Planet Earth won multiple awards at British television’s big night, but The Crown missed out

How to make classic lemonade

Plus three twists on the traditional recipe

Eliud Kipchoge runs behind the team of pacemakers during the Nike Breaking2 attempt

Why Nike’s push to break the two-hour marathon has little to do with sport

The Breaking2 project is not the pure sporting endeavour it might appear to be

The Diary: your essential what’s on guide

Your indispensable guide to what to see and do in the next seven days

Gallery: Pink Floyd at the V&A

A preview of Their Mortal Remains, the blockbuster exhibition charting Pink Floyd’s stellar career

10 commandments for the public house

The perfect pub should provide an alcohol-abetted escape from the modern world

Prince Philip: a sartorial star

The retired Duke of Edinburgh has always had an eye for simple but outstanding suits

Exhibition preview: Alberto Giacometti at Tate Modern

The major retrospective features more than 250 works by the Swiss artist

Julian Barrett as Mindhorn

Five films to see in May

What to watch in cinemas this month

How I discovered Germans do have a sense of humour

Mentioning the war is actively encouraged in German comedy clubs

A view of the bay of Naples (iStock)

A holiday in Naples is nothing to be scared of

A charming city break without a mafia don in sight

Six plays to book ahead for

A selection of the most highly-anticipated productions on their way to British theatres in the coming months

The Green Man festival

The best summer music festivals in 2017

A curated guide to the British festival circuit